Brash meaning

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A mass or pile of rubble, refuse, or fragments, as of stone, brush, or ice.
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Presumptuously forward; impudent.
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The definition of brash is someone or something with an abrasive, tacky, self-serving or rude manner.

An example of someone who would be described as brash is a person who storms into a restaurant and starts demanding everyone cater to him.

An example of something that would be described as brash is a large, ostentatious and tacky building.

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Hasty and reckless; rash; impetuous.
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Offensively bold; pushing, presumptuous, impudent, etc.
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Hasty or unrestrained without regard for consequences.
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Arresting, pronounced, or ostentatious.

Brash plaids.

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Brittle.

Brash timbers.

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Brittle or fragile, as some wood.
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(scot.) A sudden shower.
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Leaf litter of small leaves and little twigs as found under a hedge.
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Broken pieces or fragments, as of rock or floating ice.
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A rash or eruption; a sudden or transient fit of sickness.
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(geology) Broken and angular rock fragments underlying alluvial deposits.

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Broken fragments of ice.

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(US, colloquial, dated) Brittle, as wood or vegetables.

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Origin of brash

  • Perhaps an alteration of French brèche breach in a wall from Italian breccia breccia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly imitative (influenced by rash) or from brash attack

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Compare Amer. bresk, brusk, fragile, brittle.

    From Wiktionary